• BUG HUNTERS NEEDED: Cnchi v0.6 RC2 \*Updated 4/16/14\*


    @“Boushiya”:4dsn4b57 said:

    Honestly, I don’t know if it’s so much Cnchi being bad at handling GPT Partitioning as it is Cnchi being bad at handling LVM/LUKS/Encryption under a UEFI system. Although I haven’t tried letting the GUI Installer handle the partitioning without those options in a while, so I could be wrong.[/quote:4dsn4b57]

    well you should try disabling the options one by one to see if it works.
    at least that would help pinpoint the issue

  • @“Fpsgamer101”:399yxujn said:

    well you should try disabling the options one by one to see if it works.
    at least that would help pinpoint the issue[/quote:399yxujn]
    I’m more or less waiting for some words from the devs. While I am going to try it the next time I give it a go, I already know if I did it now the options I want 100% wouldn’t work, so I’d rather wait until they fix/tweak the problem I’m having since reinstalling takes a day or more of my time.

    I already mentioned I tried it without LVM and got the same exact result/errors (which leads me to think it’s LUKS and possibly LVM), and I described how I get it to work under a GPT UEFI system, so I think it would be a little redundant to try reinstalling only to check if Cnchi can handle a bare-bones GPT partitioning when the devs can simply look over the program and check whether it should be about the same or not.

  • Updated with testing.sh to cnchi 0.5.12 now after choosing to format partition to f2fs as a single /root and clicking next getting "Antergos Installer -Error, Couldn’t mount root and boot partitions "

    update add boot with ext2 and then root with f2fs it then passed to user configuration and installation, installing it as I’m writing it.

  • @“rusty”:1hjg143m said:

    Updated with testing.sh to cnchi 0.5.12 now after choosing to format partition to f2fs as a single /root and clicking next getting "Antergos Installer -Error, Couldn’t mount root and boot partitions "

    update add boot with ext2 and then root with f2fs it then passed to user configuration and installation, installing it as I’m writing it.[/quote:1hjg143m] Your /boot cant be on a f2fs partition so that’s why you werent able to continue

  • @“Fpsgamer101”:2una9w0d said:

    I’m more or less waiting for some words from the devs. [/quote:2una9w0d]LVM/LUKS and GPT Partitions are both in need of testing so we can fix the problems BUT testing them together will not be helpful since neither one of them has reached a point at which we consider stable. We need to get them working on their own before trying to put them together

    BTW, THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR ALL OF THE TESTING AND BUG REPORTING!

  • @“lots.0.logs”:1degekqh said:

    @“Boushiya”:1degekqh said:

    I’m more or less waiting for some words from the devs. [/quote:1degekqh]LVM/LUKS and GPT Partitions are both in need of testing so we can fix the problems BUT testing them together will not be helpful since neither one of them has reached a point at which we consider stable. We need to get them working on their own before trying to put them together

    BTW, THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR ALL OF THE TESTING AND BUG REPORTING![/quote:1degekqh]
    That’s perfectly fine, but my immediate problem isn’t directly related to GPT Partitions, it’s UEFI. My issue is that GRUB2 is going “Whoa whoa, that Partition isn’t of type EF00, we won’t let you install there.” Gummiboot does the same thing if you tell it to install into a Partition that isn’t of type EF00 as well. And then beyond that it’s supposed to be an FAT filesystem.

    This effects both the LVM and the LUKS Encryption options, which I assume require more attention to how the bootloader is installed under UEFI because both of them do funny things with partitions which I don’t believe the bootloader accounts for.

    I could still check whether the automatic-with-no-options works, but it’s not my immediate problem and at this point there is no reason to doubt that it would work for me. Of course when GRUB2 is fixed/tweaked for odd partitioning like LVM/LUKS, I’d be happy to try the automatic-with-no-options install as well and give you my feedback.

  • @“Boushiya”:fou46a33 said:

    That’s perfectly fine, but my immediate problem isn’t directly related to GPT Partitions, it’s UEFI. My issue is that GRUB2 is going "Whoa whoa, that Partition isn’t of type EF00, we won’t let you install there.[/quote:fou46a33]

    could you check if there are any problems listing the efivars in the live mode with:

    mount -t efivarfs efivarfs /sys/firmware/efi/efivars  
    > (might say already mounted ignore that if it does not please post what it says)  
    >   
    > efivar -l
    
  • How many bugs in testing.iso from Sunday are fixed?

    Or: where I can see the bugs reports?

    P.S. latest testing ISO worked perfect for me!

    Cheers
    Freecaster

  • @“Freecaster”:npa1ysb6 said:

    How many bugs in testing.iso from Sunday are fixed?

    Or: where I can see the bugs reports?

    P.S. latest testing ISO worked perfect for me!

    Cheers
    Freecaster[/quote:npa1ysb6]

    you can keep up with changes to testing branch cnchi here:
    [https://github.com/Antergos/Cnchi/commits/testing][0]">[https://github.com/Antergos/Cnchi/commits/testing][1]

    [0]: <a href=
    [1]: https://github.com/Antergos/Cnchi/commits/testing

  • @“Fpsgamer101”:2b916d54 said:

    @“Boushiya”:2b916d54 said:

    That’s perfectly fine, but my immediate problem isn’t directly related to GPT Partitions, it’s UEFI. My issue is that GRUB2 is going “Whoa whoa, that Partition isn’t of type EF00, we won’t let you install there.”[/quote:2b916d54]

    could you check if there are any problems listing the efivars in the live mode with:

    mount -t efivarfs efivarfs /sys/firmware/efi/efivars  
    > > (might say already mounted ignore that if it does not please post what it says)  
    > >   
    > > efivar -l
    

    Not my problem, but…

    [[email protected] ~]$ sudo efivar -l  
    > > 8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c-dbxDefault  
    > > 8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c-dbDefault  
    > > 8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c-KEKDefault  
    > > 8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c-PKDefault  
    > > 5bce4c83-6a97-444b-63b4-672c014742ff-IrsiInfo  
    > > 4a67b082-0a4c-41cf-b6c7-440b29bb8c4f-LoaderTimeExecUSec  
    > > 4a67b082-0a4c-41cf-b6c7-440b29bb8c4f-LoaderEntrySelected  
    > > 4a67b082-0a4c-41cf-b6c7-440b29bb8c4f-LoaderTimeMenuUSec  
    > > 4a67b082-0a4c-41cf-b6c7-440b29bb8c4f-LoaderEntriesAuto  
    > > 4a67b082-0a4c-41cf-b6c7-440b29bb8c4f-LoaderImageIdentifier  
    > > 4a67b082-0a4c-41cf-b6c7-440b29bb8c4f-LoaderDeviceIdentifier  
    > > 4a67b082-0a4c-41cf-b6c7-440b29bb8c4f-LoaderFirmwareType  
    > > 4a67b082-0a4c-41cf-b6c7-440b29bb8c4f-LoaderFirmwareInfo  
    > > 4a67b082-0a4c-41cf-b6c7-440b29bb8c4f-LoaderInfo  
    > > 4a67b082-0a4c-41cf-b6c7-440b29bb8c4f-LoaderTimeInitUSec  
    > > 8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c-BootCurrent  
    > > 8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c-ErrOutDev  
    > > 8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c-ConInDev  
    > > 59d1c24f-50f1-401a-b101-f33e0daed443-ConOutCandidateDev  
    > > 8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c-ConOutDev  
    > > 59d1c24f-50f1-401a-b101-f33e0daed443-ActiveVgaDev  
    > > 59d1c24f-50f1-401a-b101-f33e0daed443-ConInCandidateDev  
    > > 8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c-OsIndicationsSupported  
    > > a17d3ac5-4897-47b5-9912-21a9697ebdde-SaveHddPasswordInfo  
    > > 8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c-PlatformLangCodes  
    > > e6c2f70a-b604-4877-85ba-deec89e117eb-PchS3Peim  
    > > 8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c-SignatureSupport  
    > > 8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c-BootOrder  
    > > 59d1c24f-50f1-401a-b101-f33e0daed443-BootPrevious  
    > > 59d1c24f-50f1-401a-b101-f33e0daed443-PhysicalBootOrder  
    > > 8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c-Boot0001  
    > > 59d1c24f-50f1-401a-b101-f33e0daed443-BootPreviousData  
    > > 8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c-Boot0004  
    > > 8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c-Boot0000  
    > > 14ef381c-9721-434e-be09-192ab97e781f-S3RestoreDataVariable  
    > > a9b5f8d2-cb6d-42c2-bc01-b5ffaae4335e-PBRDevicePath  
    > > a04a27f4-df00-4d42-b552-39511302113d-Setup  
    > > 8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c-OsIndications  
    > > 8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c-Boot0003  
    > > 8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c-Boot0002  
    > > 8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c-ConOut  
    > > a56074db-65fe-45f7-bd21-2d2bdd8e9652-LegacyDevOrder  
    > > 8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c-SecureBoot  
    > > 59d1c24f-50f1-401a-b101-f33e0daed443-SecureBootEnforce  
    > > 8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c-PBRDevicePath  
    > > 8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c-Boot2003  
    > > 8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c-Boot2002  
    > > 8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c-Boot2001  
    > > d719b2cb-3d3a-4596-a3bc-dad00e67656f-dbx  
    > > 59d1c24f-50f1-401a-b101-f33e0daed443-RestoreFactoryDefault  
    > > 8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c-SetupMode  
    > > 8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c-Timeout  
    > > 70a9c11d-f710-42f8-89c1-bde841dc9b45-SpdData  
    > > 14ef381c-9721-434e-be09-192ab97e781f-MrcS3RestoreVariable  
    > > 59d1c24f-50f1-401a-b101-f33e0daed443-PlatformLang  
    > > 59d1c24f-50f1-401a-b101-f33e0daed443-BackupLang  
    > > 59d1c24f-50f1-401a-b101-f33e0daed443-Lang  
    > > 8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c-ConIn  
    > > 382af2bb-ffff-abcd-aaee-cce099338877-SecureFlashInfo  
    > > c4975200-64f1-4fb6-9773-f6a9f89d985e-SaPegData  
    > > e1135979-3b21-472d-bbca-2694aa9bfa95-T23Lang  
    > > c020489e-6db2-4ef2-9aa5-ca06fc11d36a-AcpiGlobalVariable  
    > > a04a27f4-df00-4d42-b552-39511302113d-Custom  
    > > 59d1c24f-50f1-401a-b101-f33e0daed443-BackupPlatformLang  
    > > 8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c-PlatformLang  
    > > e6c2f70a-b604-4877-85ba-deec89e117eb-PchInit  
    > > 41a3ee4e-6d57-418b-8f8e-c366a5b70c4b-SmbiosPolicy  
    > > eb704011-1402-11d3-8e77-00a0c969723b-MTC  
    > > f2f2d9a4-2a67-0361-b349-ada7e588f971-PlatformConfigurationVariable  
    > > 59d1c24f-50f1-401a-b101-f33e0daed443-CustomSecurity  
    > > 59d1c24f-50f1-401a-b101-f33e0daed443-certdb  
    > > 59d1c24f-50f1-401a-b101-f33e0daed443-AdministerSecureBoot  
    > > 59d1c24f-50f1-401a-b101-f33e0daed443-SmartBoot  
    > > 515fa686-b06e-4550-9112-382bf1067bfb-AuthVarKeyDatabase  
    > > d719b2cb-3d3a-4596-a3bc-dad00e67656f-db  
    > > 8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c-KEK  
    > > 8be4df61-93ca-11d2-aa0d-00e098032b8c-PK  
    > > [[email protected] ~]$   
    > > 
    

    Also, needed to actually get the efivar package, doesn’t come already on the Live session.

  • @“lots.0.logs”:1qkkprvd said:

    @“rusty”:1qkkprvd said:

    Updated with testing.sh to cnchi 0.5.12 now after choosing to format partition to f2fs as a single /root and clicking next getting "Antergos Installer -Error, Couldn’t mount root and boot partitions "

    update add boot with ext2 and then root with f2fs it then passed to user configuration and installation, installing it as I’m writing it.[/quote:1qkkprvd] Your /boot cant be on a f2fs partition so that’s why you werent able to continue

    Update I did a fresh install with /boot -ext2 a /root -f2fs in virtualbox tried 2 different setups one being ssd and sata disks.
    Antergos installs fine, grub shows up and when I boot it goes to black screen.

  • @“Boushiya”:203tmrof said:

    Also, needed to actually get the efivar package, doesn’t come already on the Live session.[/quote:203tmrof] It will be added to the iso but for now the testing script installs it for you.

    @“rusty”:203tmrof said:

    Update I did a fresh install with /boot -ext2 a /root -f2fs in virtualbox tried 2 different setups one being ssd and sata disks.
    Antergos installs fine, grub shows up and when I boot it goes to black screen.[/quote:203tmrof]Which desktop did you install? If you didn’t overwrite that install yet could you grab the journal log by switching VT’s (Ctrl+Alt+F2)? Thanks!

  • @“rusty”:2b5aptf3 said:

    Update I did a fresh install with /boot -ext2 a /root -f2fs in virtualbox tried 2 different setups one being ssd and sata disks.
    Antergos installs fine, grub shows up and when I boot it goes to black screen.[/quote:2b5aptf3]Which desktop did you install? If you didn’t overwrite that install yet could you grab the journal log by switching VT’s (Ctrl+Alt+F2)? Thanks!

    I’ve tried host+F2 but nothing worked still black screen. I also tried Fallback with the same result.
    I’ve installed cinnamon

  • Hi Dustin and Gustau…

    Now testing v0.5.13 – moving right along!

    Answering questions, then on to the Advanced Partitioning screen, no ‘Install Now =>’ lit.
    Now we *do* get a Remove and Change button lighting up when clicking on a given partition. So proceeded with:
    >Clicked on /dev/sda1 swap then Change (this step was not necessary as sda1 was already formatted (from last test install), in place, and ready to go) and made sure all the settings were correct. They were.
    >Now click on /dev/sda2 / root then Change. Noticed the Mount point needs to be set, and there are options to change the FS type, and select format as necessary. Did both, set the Mount Point, and selected Format (which can also be set from the main Advanced Partitioning screen.
    >As soon as the / Mount point is set (at the same time added the label: ROOT), we now get a lit ‘Install Now =>’!
    >Since I want this test install to be life-like, I do *not* want to format/erase data on my /home partition (/dev/sda3) nor my /home/bill/STORAGE (/dev/sda4) partition, I simply had to go in and Change/set the mount points as stated.
    >Click on: ‘Install Now =>’
    >Moves forward after a short time of reformatting the root partition to asking the personal and other setup questions.
    >Now we get downloading of the files with the with the single progress bar, and slides that still say Razor-qt instead of KDE!
    >It now looks like we have a problem – again, since I did choose “(AUR) support” – downloading yaourt. Comes up with an error dialog with: “Can’t download and install necessary packages.” With a close button to close Cnchi.

    How is this going to be resolved? Maybe these two packages: Yaourt and PacmanXG placed on the ISO? At least an error dialog maybe asking if we want to proceed with the install from the point, and can install these files later? Or, asking if we want to Retry the file? I don’t know.

    Did not get a system freeze this time so I was able to get the cnchi.log file copied onto a USB stick (I could drag-n-drop *from* Dolphin *to* Nautilus, but could *not* drag-n-drop *from* Nautilus *to* Dolphin. - just figures!:) ) so that I could give it to you as an attachment here.

    Edit: Looks like can’t attach the log here, so here is the last several lines:
    [list:3hitumcq]2014-02-05 17:18:54,761 - pac.py:cb_log() - ERROR: failed retrieving file ‘kfaenza-icon-theme-0.8.9-4-any.pkg.tar.xz’ from mirrors.antergos.com : transfer closed with 22462882 bytes remaining to read

    2014-02-05 17:18:54,777 - pac.py:cb_log() - WARNING: failed to retrieve some files

    2014-02-05 17:19:02,958 - slides.py:manage_events_from_cb_queue() - INFO: Downloading package-query-1.2-1-i686
    2014-02-05 17:19:17,798 - pac.py:cb_log() - ERROR: failed retrieving file ‘package-query-1.2-1-i686.pkg.tar.xz’ from mirrors.antergos.com : Operation too slow. Less than 1 bytes/sec transferred the last 10 seconds

    2014-02-05 17:19:17,817 - pac.py:cb_log() - WARNING: failed to retrieve some files

    2014-02-05 17:19:19,998 - slides.py:manage_events_from_cb_queue() - INFO: Downloading yaourt-1.3-1-any
    2014-02-05 17:19:23,289 - pac.py:finalize() - ERROR: Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/usr/share/cnchi/src/pacman/pac.py”, line 76, in finalize
    t.commit()
    alpm.error: transaction failed, pm_errno 0 (unexpected error)

    2014-02-05 17:19:25,038 - show_message.py:error() - ERROR: Can’t download and install necessary packages.
    [/list:u:3hitumcq]

    Will try again tomorrow as I have time…

    Greetings

  • Hi Bill,

    I’ll try to address all your issues!

    no ‘Install Now =>’ lit.

    That’s the expected behavior

    How is this going to be resolved? Maybe these two packages: Yaourt and PacmanXG placed on the ISO? At least an error dialog maybe asking if we want to proceed with the install from the point, and can install these files later? Or, asking if we want to Retry the file? I don’t know.

    Ok, having those “faulty” packages in our live CD is a no no solution. We always need the LATEST packages to be installed.

    About the error message asking if you want to proceed, there’s a big problem how Cnchi is coded right now. It installs all packages using only one transaction. This means that it tells libalpm (pacman library) to install all packages in only one command. This means that if just one package fails to download or install, everything fails. I have to do some tests about what happens if we break this one transaction into different ones. This way we could repeat or avoid unsuccessful transactions.

    What did happen to you is that Cnchi wasn’t able to download kfaenza-icon-theme-0.8.9-4-any.pkg.tar.xz and package-query-1.2-1-i686.pkg.tar.xz. It seems that the mirror you were using was too slow:

    transfer closed with 22462882 bytes remaining to read
    Operation too slow. Less than 1 bytes/sec transferred the last 10 seconds

    The main problem we face using Cnchi is that it needs to download everything when performing an installation. That means that if some mirror is not synchronized or has some connection problems or anything… everything fails.

    Please, don’t test it again until a new version, 0.5.14 is released (it could work if you choose another mirror, but this is not a solution, just a workaround).

    Thanks for testing!!!

  • Hi again Gustau…

    That’s the expected behavior
    Yes, fully understand this. Actually expect it to work this way my friend. Somtimes I explain each step I see this way so that others that are kind of a newbie to an installer like Cnchi will read about this, and then when they encounter such things, will understand how to deal with it. And since you explained it so well now, it will be even more helpful to such people. I hope that explaining each step as I see it this way is also helpful to you guys, so that you see if everything is intuitive and working like you expect from a user standpoint.

    Yes, I saw that some files missed downloading from a slow mirror. I just wanted you to see these things and then figure out what to do with them!

    Actually, there is some ways that Dustin (and I think yourself also) posted that rank the mirrors, and I think he may have even posted a script on the forum for this. Of course you and I know about this also, but the reason I mention this is this: Would it be a good idea to rank the mirrors as one of the first steps that Cnchi does in the background as the user is answering some questions? Then by the time the user gets to the download process, this slow mirror situation may not even be a situation. Hopefully

    I forgot to mention something else in my last post, Gustau. The dialog that pops up to tell the user that: “We will make changes to the partitions on the disks:”, is sorted with the disks from top to bottom backwards from the Partitioning screen. In other words, in my case, that screen starts with /dev/sda4 at the top, then 3 then 2 then 1. On the Partitioning screen it starts with sda1 at the top, then down to 4. This of course is as it should be, but the next popup dialog being in reverse order (4 at the top instead of 1) may confuse some users.

    Ok, I’ve talked tooooo long, I know. Sorry! I do get long winded sometimes.

    Please, don’t test it again until a new version, 0.5.14 is released

    No problem, will wait…

    Thanks for testing!!!

    You are more than welcome.

    Talk soon…

    P.S.: Hey, it sure would be nice for someday down the road (not now of course, you guys are all much too busy!) for somebody to fix the spellcheck capability for this forum with Firefox. As you know, Firefox has a builtin spellcheck facility, but it doesn’t work with this forum for some reason.

  • @“Boushiya”:ld7n0dk8 said:

    Not my problem, but…
    [/quote:ld7n0dk8]
    it was to check if the uefi environment was performing correctly.
    i have found that an incorrect loaded session can cause related issues,(like ESP problems)
    so it was just to make sure that was not the case.

  • @“MaNNa”:394n522j said:

    Would it be a good idea to rank the mirrors as one of the first steps that Cnchi does in the background as the user is answering some questions?[/quote:394n522j]Actually this is already being done for Arch’s mirrors. However because we dont have many Antergos mirrors, we choose one based solely on geographical location. I will look into this and see if there isnt something to be done to better the situation BUT what it basically comes down to is that we are in need of a few more quality mirrors

    @“MaNNa”:394n522j said:

    P.S.: Hey, it sure would be nice for someday down the road (not now of course, you guys are all much too busy!) for somebody to fix the spellcheck capability for this forum with Firefox. As you know, Firefox has a builtin spellcheck facility, but it doesn’t work with this forum for some reason. [/quote:394n522j]In the past it didn’t work in Chome either, but it started working just recently. I havent looked into the issue yet but I’ll add it to my list

  • [quote:3pby33z2]…what it basically comes down to is that we are in need of a few more quality mirrors
    This is certainly understandable, Dustin. As you are working on your server as backup, there might be some other options with one of these as well. Hopefully so.
    [url:3pby33z2]https://savannah.gnu.org/[/url:3pby33z2]
    [url:3pby33z2]http://www.000webhost.com/[/url:3pby33z2]
    [url:3pby33z2]http://mirrorbrain.org/[/url:3pby33z2]

    [quote:3pby33z2]In the past it didn’t work in Chome either, but it started working just recently. I havent looked into the issue yet but I’ll add it to my list
    You must have used Firefox to post that, as it didn’t catch that Chome is misspelled.
    Thanks for adding it to your list. I’m sure that list is VERY long!

    I certainly respect your (and Gustau’s of course) tenacity to help others, and to get things resolved for them as possible. (case in point: the guy with the hard disk problem - good job!) Maybe one day, God will rub off on me some more of the expertise that He has given you guys!

    Good day to you…

  • Thanks @MaNNA! We are already using mirrorbrain but I will look into the others.

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